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Match Report : 13/09/1994 v Royal Antwerp
Royal Antwerp   0 0

Newcastle United   5 3
Scorer(s): Rob Lee (1, 9, 50), Scott Sellars (39), Steve Watson (78)
Date: Tuesday, September 13th, 1994
Competition: UEFA Cup, Round 1, 1st Leg
Season: 1994-95
Venue: Bosuil Stadion
Attendance: 19,700
Referee: Philip Don (Sheffield)
Royal Antwerp
Manager: Urbain Haesaert
 Ratkor Svilar
  Nico Broeckhart
  Geert Emmerechts
  Rudi Smidts
  Wim Kiekens
  George Kulcsar
  Emmanuel Godfroid
  Krist Porte
  Kurt Vangompel
  Itzhac Zohar (On As A Substitute Rubenilson, 67)
  Francis Severeyns
Unused Subs: Van der Straeten, Van Rethy, Moukrim, Aloisi
Newcastle United
Manager: Kevin Keegan OBE
 Pavel Srnicek
 Marc Hottiger
 John Beresford
 Phillipe Albert
 Barry Venison
 Darren Peacock
 Ruel Fox
 Rob Lee
 Peter Beardsley(On As A Substitute Steve Watson, 69)
 Scott Sellars
Cautioned Andy Cole(On As A Substitute Michael Jeffrey, 69)
Unused Subs: Michael Hooper, Steve Howey, David Elliott
A Note on Cards

First Half
1 mins
1-0Rob Lee. Lee slipped into the Antwerp penalty area seemingly unnoticed to head in a Beresford cross which had come immediately from the kick-off.
9 mins
2-0Rob Lee. A cross arrived in the Antwerp box to be challenged for by two United players! Lee beat Cole to it and headed in a fine second for himself and United.
39 mins
3-0Scott Sellars. Andy Cole, after some excellent movement and passing, slid the ball into Sellars who calmly stroked the ball into the net.
Second Half
50 mins
4-0Rob Lee. After another great series of passing and movement Hottiger put in a good cross which was met by the head of Lee to score his hat-trick - United's very first in European competition.
67 mins
Rubenilson on for Itzhac Zohar
69 mins
69 mins
78 mins
5-0Steve Watson. Watson set out on a run that saw him go round three Antwerp defenders before being faced with the keeper, whom he cooly slipped passed as well to slot the ball home into an empty net.
Times To Be Confirmed

toon1892 comment...

Matchday Programme : 13/09/1994

Matchday Programme : 13/09/1994

Lee Hat-Trick Spearheads Great Win

Whilst it's true to say that Antwerp where not one of the "big boys" of European football they were still well respected and very experienced. A United side firing on all cylinders and oozing confidence and class thoroughly destroyed them.

After an almost 20 year gap Newcastle were back in Europe with a bang!